Sunday, June 13, 2021
Home News Reports Four more Tablighi Jamaat attendees test positive in Assam, state tally 0 to 5...

Four more Tablighi Jamaat attendees test positive in Assam, state tally 0 to 5 in less than a day, may cross double-digits by evening

Coronavirus positive cases in India has risen sharply to 1,637, according to the health ministry website. A jump of 386 cases in merely 24 hours. The death toll currently stands at 38

With four more positive cases reported in Assam on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases in the state goes up from 0 to 5 in less than 24 hours. These four new positive cases were all reported to be Tablighi Jamaat attendees as the Nizamuddin Markaz emerges as a hotspot for COVID-19.

“All four were in Markaz, attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi,” confirmed Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, also stating that the cases in the state “may cross double-digits by evening.”

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, health minister Sarma said that in addition to the first patient at Silchar Medical College and Hospital, four more people have been tested positive for Coronavirus at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

The State health minister furthered that the centre has provided the state government with a list of 547 people on Tuesday, out of which 134 were in the Nizamuddin area but not in Tablighi Jamaat event. He added that 68 people had stayed back in Delhi and 4 of them tested positive in the National Capital itself. “347 are back in Assam but did not get themselves quarantined. Out of 347, 230 have been traced overnight and samples are being collected. However, 117 are yet to be traced, added Sharma.

After dozens of country-wide COVID-19 positive cases have been traced back to the Tablighi Jamaat, the authorities have started a massive nation-wide manhunt to trace all the attendees who had participated so that they could be quarantined and their contact tracing could be established. Many of the foreign nationals who had attended the event were found ‘hiding’ in mosques at various parts of the country.

The recent gathering of as many as 3,500 people at a religious conference at Nizamuddin in the national capital is threatening to turn the area into the biggest COVID-19 hotspot in the country as it is triggering a tide of infections in several states.

The central and state governments now face the challenge of pan-India contact tracing and containment as thousands of participants at the March 13-15 event at Nizamuddin’s Banglewali Masjid have been exposed to those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus positive cases in India has risen sharply to 1,637, according to the health ministry website. A jump of 386 cases in merely 24 hours. The death toll currently stands at 38.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Wikipedia dismisses Love Jihad as a conspiracy theory by Hindus, but claims reverse Love Jihad against Muslims is real

Wikipedia labels Love Jihad as a fabricated notion even as thousands of non-Muslim girls continue to be afflicted by the menace

‘Corona Mata’ Temple in UP marks a continuing Hindu tradition of worshipping Goddesses for protection against diseases: All you need to know

ANI reported on Saturday that a 'Corona Mata' Temple has been established at Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.

Chinese spy arrested in Malda confesses to smuggling 1300 Indian Sim cards to China, used for hacking and financial fraud

The Chinese spy was arrested by the BSF when he was trying to enter the country through the Indo-Bangla border in Malda district on Thursday

Why so-called ‘fact-checkers’ are a greater evil than random misinformation that they claim to fight

In his speech, the PM also took veiled jibes at a few CMs as well as loudmouthed opposition politicians with no skin in the game.

How propaganda media and cartoonist Manjul are milking a Twitter email to the hilt

Anti-BJP cartoonist Manjul took to Twitter to insinuate that the Modi government has been trying to silence his freedom of expression.

Leaked Clubhouse chats: Here is what senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh promised to a Pakistan-origin journalist about Kashmir

During conversation with a Pakistani-origin journalist on Clubhouse app, Congress leader Digvijay Singh promised to reinstate Article 370

Recently Popular

TV actor Sushant Singh’s troll account suspended by Twitter, restored later

Team Saath Official was the go-to Twitter account for left-liberals and rabid Islamists to silence nationalist voices in the country.

Leaked Clubhouse chats: Here is what senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh promised to a Pakistan-origin journalist about Kashmir

During conversation with a Pakistani-origin journalist on Clubhouse app, Congress leader Digvijay Singh promised to reinstate Article 370

Temple vandalised, journalist attacked: Communal violence grips Tiljala, Kolkata, BJP leaders, Bengal Governor share details

BJP worker, Devdutta Maji, informed that a Shani Kali temple was vandalised by Islamists in broad daylight in Tiljala on Tuesday.

India not to allow return of four Kerala-based women who had joined Islamic State, at least 3 of them are converts: Details

Indian Govt is unlikely to allow four women from Kerala who had left to join Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP).

‘Decline is on’: Pakistanis furious after Saudi Arabia eases ‘guardianship rules’ for women

Saudi Arabia has allowed single, widowed, and divorced women to stay independently without the prior approval of male guardian

Kerala: Missing for 11 years, Sajitha found living next door with her lover Rehman in a locked room

For 11 years, Kerala woman Sajitha lived just 500 meters away from her parent's house in her lover's house without the knowledge of anyone
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
552,568FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe